Thanks for some input guys. Yes, I have a mosin 91/30. So I didn't put it on there for a future purchase. But like i said, I know you just can't have one.
I have a lee loader for reloading everything, just not the dies for everything. Didn't want to put the cart before the horse. I'm not a huge fan of carbines. The longer the gun, the better I like it. Interesting about the SKS though. You both enjoy them, but it has unnecessary stuff on it. Is the Chinese version of these a better choice? I don't want to be long winded, but I'm not a huge fan of semi-auto rifles anyway. Historically yes, Breaking them down no. So the best SKS for me would be original but without the bells and whistles. Which variety would cover that?